The Swantown Inn & Spa, Olympia's Bed & Breakfast Retreat, has a history of service and hospitality going back 20 years. The Inn and the property hold 130 years of memories. We are primarily a Bed & Breakfast with an on-site Day Spa, both service businesses. As another "feather in our cap", and to add to the amenities of the Inn for both overnight guests and events, we would love to add high quality Espresso drinks to our offerings.
Our Inns common areas are underutilized during the day. They would make the perfect place for small meetings (book clubs, etc), or to hang out while you drink your coffee. Our new function room will only add to the possibilities.
Working with the experts at Olympia Coffee Roasting Co. we have devised a plan to add an espresso station to our business. This will be the inclusion of the necessary equipment and accessories for making high quality espresso drinks.
We will be trained to operate and serve guests by Olympia Coffee Roasting Co.
This campaign is a test of sorts, to gauge the enthusiasm of our friends, neighbors and guests (both past, present and future), on the concept of offering a more refined coffee experience at the Inn.
We have never asked the community or our friends for financial support, and it is a humbling move to do so. This is a small part of our big dream. You would be helping to solidify our small business and potentially create a job or two. Your support really does mean the world to us.
What are we spending the money on?
We have set a low primary goal. This will be used to fund the essentials to get us up and running. We have identified these as;
- Water Filtration (this will serve both the espresso machine, water fountains and existing pour-over Bunn coffee maker.
- NSF certified Refrigerator for bar area.
- Miscellaneous essentials for espresso setup.
If we go over the $2,000 goal, which we hope we will, we plan on purchasing the following;
- Point of Sale register (probably the new Square Register).
- New decking for existing gazebo.
- Outdoor seating for the new patio area.
Each of these items would be completed as we hit an additional $1000 in funding.
Any excess funding raised will simply help us finish the bar area that will house the espresso setup to a higher quality finish.
Risks and challenges
We have devised a budget and worked with not only Olympia Coffee Roasting Co. but other friends and contacts who have owned and operated coffee shops.
We have talked with our county health inspector during our last yearly inspection, and have been informed we will face no additional hurdles.
The La Marazocco Machine and Commercial Grinder have already been purchased, and are the largest purchase needed for the operation.
That leaves the complimentary equipment and installation expenses, which will be covered by this campaign. The only other hurdle is the training. We are looking forward to that! So no problems there.
All rewards that mention you getting a espresso or coffee, are subject to the installation space being complete. If for example you get the massage or overnight rewards, these will be redeemable at the end of the campaign.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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